Toronto, Canada, January 23, 2004

Argon Technology today announced the latest release of their popular Remote Installation Services Menu Editor (RISme™). This software extends the functionally of the Microsoft® Remote Installation Services (RIS), by allowing users to add custom items to the installation menu that appears on the Client Installation Wizard.

Originally released in November 2002, RISme allows users to create client deployment images that can be used to install versions of Windows that are not natively supported by RIS. As well RISme extends the functionality of RIS by supporting the creation of maintenance images for such tasks as BIOS updates and hardware inventory.

This release includes new image creation wizards that simplify the setup and editing of client boot image files to help jumpstart your RIS-based projects. With the OS deployment wizard, users can now easily deploy any Windows® operating system, from Windows 95 to Windows 2003. “The new image file creation wizard guides you through the process of creating a boot image file saving you the trouble of building boot images from scratch. This can reduce the time it takes to create a custom deployment image from hours to just minutes.” says Paul Cowan, Argon’s Vice-President of Engineering. More RISme 3.0 also includes a new Universal NDIS2 driver that eliminates one of the most common problems with RIS – limited support for network adapters. RISme™ is compatible with any network adapter that supports the Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE).

RISme™ V3.0 is now available on CD for $99.99 US. There’s no charge to customers who purchased the earlier version (V2.0) since December 1, 2003. Those who ordered before that date can upgrade for just $29.99 US. RISme™ can be ordered at Argon’s online store at Web download version is only $69.99 US.

About Argon Technology Corporation

Argon Technology is a world leader in network booting solutions. The company’s Boot ROM technology supports all leading manufactures of networking ASICs and add in cards, as well as desktop management applications. For more details, visit

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